Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 19591969

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Surfers loathed them, teenagers flocked to them, critics dismissed them, and producers banked on them. They were surf and beach movies?which were Hollywood's interpretation of the surf culture. For a short period in the 1960s these films were extremely popular with younger audiences?mainly because of the combination of sand and surf, the musical performers, the shirtless surfer boys and bikini-clad beach girls, and the wild surfing footage. This lavishly illustrated work features profiles on 32 sizzling fun-in-the-sun ...

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